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Library Training Events

Library training - September 2023 to January 2024

If you would like further information on training from the AFBI Library please get in touch.

The AFBI Library can provide individual or small group training covering search strategies, using databases, bibliometrics and EndNote. We also welcome any queries you may have on copyright and Open Access.

We can also run any of these sessions at a time that suits you. 


Introduction to the Library (30 mins)

This session is ideal for new AFBI staff and students. Register for this event and:

  • Meet with AFBI Library staff
  • Find out more about AFBI Library and how we can help your research
  • Learn how to navigate the AFBI Library website
  • Take a look at how to find books, journals and articles via the Library catalogue and Article Search
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the Library's key resources and services

Once you have registered for this session you will be sent a course invite.

  • Friday 3rd November 2023 - 10.00am to 10.30am (via WebEx)
  • Friday 12th January 2024 - 10.00am to 10.30am (via WebEx)

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Introduction to EndNote

This course is suitable for new EndNote users or for those who would like a refresher on using EndNote to support their research output.

 Course content includes:

  • Creating and backing up an EndNote library
  • Creating and importing new references from a range of resources relevant to Biological Sciences
  • Organising your references and managing your library
  • Using EndNote’s Cite While You Write plugin to automatically create citations and bibliographies within Word
  • Working with referencing styles
  • EndNote Online/Syncing/Sharing

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite.

  • Friday 8th September 2023 - 2.00pm to 3.30pm (in-person at Newforge)
  • Thursday 23rd November 2023 - 10.00am to 11.30am (in-person at Newforge)
  • Wednesday 17th January 2023 - 2.00pm to 3.30pm (via WebEx)

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Finding Literature using Web of Science

Delivered in-person or via WebEx, this session follows covers the following:

  • Creating a literature search strategy
  • Applying your search strategy to the Web of Science database
  • Utilising bibliometrics and cited references
  • Saving your search and setting alerts
  • Exporting results to EndNote

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite.

  • Friday 17th November 2023 - 10.00am to 11.00am (via WebEx)
  • Friday 8th December 2023 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm (in-person Newforge Library)
  • Thursday 25th January 2024 - 10.00am to 11.00am (in-person Newforge Library)

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Open Access Tools

Delivered via WebEx, this session covers key tools and resources available that can assist you in publishing your research open access. 

  • Finding journal quartiles
  • Open Access options
  • Tools to help you publish 

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite.

  • Tuesday 28th November 2023 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm (via WebEx)

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Research Benchmarking with InCites

InCites is a research benchmarking tool available via the AFBI Library.  This session will cover the key features of using InCites, including:

  • Comparing and benchmarking research metrics, such as number of publications and impact against other institutions.
  • Identifying research activities within AFBI and their impact.
  • Exploring partnerships and collaborations.
  • Identifying experts both inside and outside the organisation. 

Once you have registered you will be sent a course invite.

  • Friday 19th January 2024 - 10.00am to 11.00am (via WebEx)

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